Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Watermelon and Assorted Salad- Blog Hop Wednesday !!

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

Today's post is for event Blog Hop Wednesday brainchild of Radhika , author of the Tickling palates.
"This venture is an attempt to broaden our culinary skills, get to know each other and try out new recipes and at the same time be connected with other bloggers meanwhile making ourselves into becoming the best cook. Throw in some interaction, suggestion, ideas with a new blogger it will be added fun giving us all a chance to visit others space and going through it fully."



This month I am paired with Priya Sreeram of BON APPETIT !! Her blog has numerous delightful dishes like 7up rice, delicious and sinful potato Halwa, and one of my favourite Garlic Butter...ohhhh I am drooling here..while I was browsing her blog straightaway I hooked on one dish purposely..:-D
although I wanted to make rice dishes, halwa and garlic butter !!



Lately I have been indulging in so many calorie loaded foods, that sadly I am announcing today my weighing scale doesn't listen me and it's gone up and up..so thought of going back to healthy treats and a bit more exercise..so I chose to make Watermelon and Assorted Salad..already I had whole big watermelon and light mozzarella cheese in my fridge, Made little bit of change and availability of ingredients..taste was awesome and it was so filling..


The changes was instead of Chinese salad I used steamed kale coz just yesterday my next door neighbour gave me a bag full of Kale. Also I used Pumpkin seeds instead of sesame seeds. And preparing wise I cut my watermelon with cookie cutter and did not grate mozzarella cheese but cut it with cookie cutter too ..



You will need:-
    • Watermelon - 500g cut into cubes ( I used cookie cutter )
    • Kale leaves 150g (washed & sliced roughly)
    • Fresh Mint Leaves - handful (chopped roughly)
    • Red Onion - 1 chopped
    • Lemon Juice- 1 tbsp or to taste
    • Black Olives - a fistful (pitted)
    • Pepper Powder - to taste
    • Light Mozzarella Cheese -  cubed
    • Olive Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp
    • Pumpkin seeds toasted - a fistful -


Method:-
Steam washed kale leaves for 4-5 minutes and let it cool. ( I left them in iced water for 5 minutes to keep crispy ).
Place all the ingredients except pumpkin seeds in a salad bowl. When you are ready to serve sprinkle pumpkin seeds to give a little crunch to salad.
Toss it with a fork and enjoy this healthy and hearty salad.


see in no time your share will be gone !
Linking this to event Ramadan Friendly Recipes event by the halal foodie.

19 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful Jagruti. watermelon salad is my to go dish when I am trying to lose those extra pounds that sneak up on me!

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  2. Looks delicious and very summery!! Love it!

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  3. Delicious and healthy salad Jag! I'm sooooo tempted to fork in! :)

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  4. The salad looks awesome and I love the way you've scooped them out. Looks so tempting.

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  5. Thank You Jags for your delicious entry, looks very refreshing

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  6. Coliurful and healthy salad...looks yumm.

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  7. lovely color....very inviting :)

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  8. like your idea of cutting watermelon with cookie cutter...makes it look pretty...Healthy too

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  9. awesome salad ...thanks for sharing

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  10. glad you liked it; loved the twist u have given to this summery salad

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  11. Super catchy and refreshing salad.

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  12. delicious n healthy....!!melons looks great

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  13. Nice use of Props Jagruti.. and I specially like the clever idea of cutting melon from cookie cutter :D

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  14. What colors! and i ve never tried watermelon with mozarella... will give this a shot soon and i totally loved tat fork and spoon in the first pic

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  15. I’m still learning from you, but I’m enhancing myself. I actually love reading the whole lot that is written on your blog. Preserve the stories coming. I cherished it!

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